5 things you need to know about transitioning to retirement

Life is about beginnings and endings. About endings and beginnings. And about transitions between them. Here’s what you need to know about transitioning to retirement.

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Couples need to be serious about getting retirement right

I received what could be the ultimate compliment for a writer yesterday. I was preparing to conduct a preparing-for-retirement workshop when one of the participants pulled me aside to thank me for my book Retirement Ready? Yes, that’s a compliment, but it’s what came next that took it to another level.

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7 advantages of continuing to work in retirement

When it comes to retirement, you have almost endless options in front of you. In a sense, it’s as you discard options that you begin to focus on what you will do and who you will be—or become. One of the options could be to continue to work where you are now.

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Considering your bucket list in 2018 and beyond

A Bucket List can be helpful when planning your retirement. What are the things you want to experience in your retirement? Answering that question can help with the bigger retirement picture.

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Planning for a significant life in retirement

Some things will come easily to mind as you plan your retirement and what you’ll do. They include the holiday; the more relaxed lifestyle; and who you want to spend time with. But it isn’t always as easy to work out what you will do that’s significant in these years.

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5 questions about retirement to ask over the holiday period

It’s almost Christmas and that means holiday time is coming for most. That’s a time to relax, time to catch up with friends and family, time to think. This relaxed mode can be the ideal time to think about your retirement.

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How to work out what’s important for you in retirement

It might be worth trying the ‘stick person’ approach to work out what’s really important to you in your retirement. Although not designed specifically for retirement, it’s a tool that helps you understand yourself, your different interests, your priorities, and how they fit your personal story.

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Is your marriage ready for retirement?

Traditional retirement planning for couples is fatally flawed and often based on assumptions that, in reality, may not be so. Added to that is the possibility that preparing for retirement may have focused on finances with little thought for anything else.

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Podcast: Early retirement takes planning and a long-term view

While many may want to retire early, few will achieve it. In this podcast, we reflect on what’s needed to make it happen. The story of John Wick, who retired at 53 years of age, helps to illustrate what can happen.

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Some things shouldn’t wait until retirement

There are moments or experiences that make you reassess your life. For John and Mandy Ahern it came from a 400-day trip across Europe and into Africa in an old campervan with their two young children. It changed how they thought about life.

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